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Perceptions Regarding The Use And Experience Of Information And Communication Technology From Female Students In A Catholic Middle School, Julio Cuauhtemoc Tellez Jul 2013

Perceptions Regarding The Use And Experience Of Information And Communication Technology From Female Students In A Catholic Middle School, Julio Cuauhtemoc Tellez

LMU/LLS Theses and Dissertations

Despite advancements in the search of equity, females still struggle to find acceptance in the field of information and communication technology. Research indicates that differences in perception of ability of ICT use begin to manifest in the middle school level. This mixed methods study explored the experiences and perceptions of 46 middle school females and males to expose possible influential factors about the use of ICT by females. The dissertation study occurred in two phases. The first phase involved a survey that was given to the entire middle school. Data from the survey provided participants for the second phase, which ...


Virtual High School Graduates: A Phenomenological Study Investigating Transitions To Postsecondary Environments, Emily Green May 2013

Virtual High School Graduates: A Phenomenological Study Investigating Transitions To Postsecondary Environments, Emily Green

All Dissertations

As education systems continue to grow and evolve with new advancements in technology, so do methods of instruction. Technological advancements have helped to further distributed learning, making instruction available to students in various geographic locations and times. Virtual secondary education is a form of distributed learning where secondary students complete their degrees fully online, outside of a brick-and-mortar school. There is a lack of information regarding the experiences of these students as they transition to traditional colleges and universities after attending virtual high schools.
This study sought to describe the experiences of virtual high school graduates as they transition to ...


The Effects Of Digital Games On Middle School Students' Mathematical Achievement, Pilar Lisa Starkey Jan 2013

The Effects Of Digital Games On Middle School Students' Mathematical Achievement, Pilar Lisa Starkey

Theses and Dissertations

In the last few years digital games have gained attention as potential tools for facilitating learning in different sectors of society including but not limited to military, health, and education. However, relatively few empirical studies have investigated the effects of digital games in the context of formal K-12 settings. This study examined data collected during a program evaluation to explore the effects of a digital game on middle school male and female students' mathematics achievement, situational motivation, and attitudes toward mathematics. The study included data from 168 students attending a private international school in Africa, who were assigned to treatment ...


Building A Culture Of Innovation: A Case Study In Digital Integration, Anthony H. Vonbank Jan 2013

Building A Culture Of Innovation: A Case Study In Digital Integration, Anthony H. Vonbank

All Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects

This case study dissertation examines the implementation of digital technology in a mid-sized public school district in southern Minnesota. The methodology involved unstructured interviews and close observation of several teachers, administrators and related staff in the junior-senior high building. These observations were presented in informative vignettes that help to tell the story of the culture of innovation in this school, as well as highlight some of the implementation strategies that aid this school and district in meeting its goal to meet all learners in a 21st century society. The study identifies common barriers such as staff resistance, funding, and technology ...